Destruction of isolates from the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs laboratory

David R. Snydman, Elias J. Anaissie, George A. Sarosi

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The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs hospital administration closed the research laboratory directed by Victor Yu and Janet Stout and destroyed isolates collected as part of a series of clinical studies over 25 years. This article discusses the implications and protests such destruction as an affront to science and scientific study. A petition signed by 243 individuals accompanies this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1059
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008

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